Congratulations to NBO member Lissa-Jane de Sailles for winning the runner up award in the 2022 “Paper on Skin Wearable Art Competition” held recently in Tasmania, Australia! Paper on Skin connects the papermaking heritage of the North-West coast of Tasmania to artists who embrace the challenge of designing a wearable garment made from at least […]
Jan Thomas’ work, VESPID VESSEL, has been juried into The Ohio Craft Museum Best of 2022 Show and received an Award of Excellence. The show is on view at The Ohio Crafts Museum through June 26th and then will travel to Kent State University. Visit in person or view the exhibition online at Ohio Craft Museum […]
Congratulations to NBO member Lanny Bergner on his artwork, “Celestial Body” accessioned in to the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases American craft like never before. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic world. It centers more expansive definitions and acknowledgments of often-overlooked histories and contributions of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities. […]
Congratulations to NBO member Eric Taylor on the publication of his book, “A Basket Life”! Eric shares story from making his first basket as a teenager, a lengthy apprenticeship, and then out on his own, developing his Cottage Style baskets. He also writes about how ash trees are being destroyed by the emerald ash borer […]
Congratulations to Nancy Koenigsberg on being nominated to the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows. Since 1970, the American Craft Council has recognized significant contributions to the field of craft. Originally designated the Award of Merit, in 1975 the ACC adopted the distinction of Fellow of the Council, the body of awardees known collectively as […]
Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People’s cultural assets in their creations and their way of life. Bringing spirit to the community is an important responsibility for artists — it is part of […]
We mark the passing of a beloved and talented teacher, artist, mentor, and so many other things to so many people. Jackie Abrams was most recently an instructor at the NBO Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2019. We were all so fortunate to have had her talent and influence in our lives. Petria Mitchell, […]
Take a break and enjoy this short interview with NBO member Judy Zugish about her recent exhibit at Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts Gallery. Learn about her world travels, and how she grows and cultivates willow in her 40 year old garden, preparing the material to make her unique pieces!
The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote awareness, inspire creativity and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry.
When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, present and future of basketry.